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What size is schedule 10 pipe?

Schedule 10 pipe refers to a classification of pipe wall thickness. The term "schedule" refers to the wall thickness of the pipe, and schedule numbers are a standardized way to specify that thickness. The size of a Schedule 10 pipe varies depending on the pipe's nominal diameter (NPS - Nominal Pipe Size).


Here are some examples of Schedule 10 pipe sizes:
1/2 inch NPS: 0.840 inches outside diameter (OD), 0.065 inches wall thickness
1 inch NPS: 1.315 inches OD, 0.109 inches wall thickness
2 inch NPS: 2.375 inches OD, 0.154 inches wall thickness
4 inch NPS: 4.500 inches OD, 0.237 inches wall thickness
6 inch NPS: 6.625 inches OD, 0.280 inches wall thickness
10 inch NPS: 10.750 inches OD, 0.365 inches wall thickness


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The wall thickness increases as the nominal pipe size increases, but for each nominal size, the wall thickness for Schedule 10 is consistent. The OD remains the same for a given nominal size across different schedules, but the wall thickness and, thus, the inside diameter (ID) will vary.

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